Councillor Chris Cornell
Labour Councillor for Gorell


Chris is a youth worker, school governor university lecturer and proud dad of 3. He has lived in Whitstable for over ten years.

Chris is a former Chair and current trustee of Whitstable Umbrella where the impact of government cuts to front line services inspired him to get involved in local politics. He takes an active interest in local youth services – he is the founder of a local dads group (Who Let the Dads Out), a Scout Leader at Long Rock or Chair of Governors at Swalecliffe Community Primary School.

After a career working in housing and youth work charities across the country, he now is a senior lecturer in Business Administration and Social Enterprise for two prestigious London Universities.

He was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2019 as a representative for Gorrell ward with George Caffery and Valerie Kenny.

Chris sits on the Community Committee, Audit Committee, Governance Commitee and Whitstable Harbour Board. He is Labour’s Lead Councillor for the Coast and Open Spaces.

Contact details

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @MrWhitstable


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March 2019


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Oct 2021

Chris Cornell